The OHS Book of Organ Poems
“The Organ”, by George Ashdown AudsleyThe Organ–grandest instrument the hand Of man has placed in Music’s galaxy: In which all Nature’s wondrous sounds are linked In golden chains of countless harmonies. Responsive to the touch of man’s weak hands As if a giant’s fingers swept its keys And called concordant voices from the depths, The diapason of the storm-struck sea, The thunder’s peal, the wind’s wild whistling wail, The songs of swift-winged warblers in the air, And the soft sighing of the ambient breeze. Temple of Tone art thou! The shrine supreme Of Sound’s mysterious powers and richest gifts. God-given thought alone could have inspired The human mind to frame so grand work; Great Organ–Monarch of all Instruments!
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